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RODRIGO DA COSTA - MIDFIELDER

Position: Midfielder
Height: 6-0
Born: December 20, 1993 
Birthplace: Rio de Janiero, Brazil

College: Florida National University (FL)
Previous Club: Florida Soccer Soldiers (UPSL)


RODRIGO DA COSTA BIO

FC TULSA
 

2021
Rodrigo da Costa will enter the second year of his multiyear contract he signed prior to the 2020 season. The 2021 campaign will be da Costa's third season overall in Tulsa. 

2020
Last season, da Costa bookended FC Tulsa's goalscoring table with the first two and last goal of the club's USL Championship regular season. He also scored the opener for FC Tulsa in the club's playoff match against El Paso Locomotive FC.

He added two assists to his four goals in 2020 and created 16 chances, the third-most on the team.


2019
Da Costa broke out as a USL Championship superstar in his first professional season, earning the honor of 2019 All-League Second Team after logging nine goals and 13 assists in 33 appearances. His 13 assists were the second-most of any player in the league, while the nine goals ranked in the top 50. 

Rodrigo's 2019 season gave him the fourth-most single-season assists in league history and are most by a Tulsa player while with the club, let along a single season. The 26-year-old was one of just three players in the USL Championship to record at least nine goals and nine assists in 2019.


CLUB RANKS
Da Costa is one of the best offensive players in Tulsa history. His 15 total assists for the club are the most by any player and his 13 goals are the 3rd most behind Sammy Ochoa (20) and Joaquín Rivas (17). 

He ranks in the top 10 in appearances (6th, 49) starts (4th, 48) and minutes played (4th, 4,225). 

His selection to the USL Championship's All-League Second Team made him just the second player in franchise history to receive a postseason award. 

2018 - FLORIDA SOCCER SOLDIERS (UPSL)
Before he joined FC Tulsa, Rodrigo played for the amateur Florida Soccer Soldiers in the UPSL for a season in 2018, in which the club won the UPSL Florida Conference title.

COLLEGE
Rodrigo left Brazil to attend college at Florida Memorial University, where he endured a freshman season that saw him injured frequently. He transferred schools the next year, following his coach to Florida National University, where he was an USCAA All-American First Team honoree and scored 16 goals and added a USCAA-high 11 assists in his senior season with the Conquistadors in 2018. The team won back-to-back National Championships in 2017 and 2018.